The Kokomo Tribune from Kokomo, Indiana on November 21, 1946 · Page 43
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Kokomo, Indiana
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Thursday, November 21, 1946
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Team of Giants Coming Sunday To Local Armory Tony Corp Tops Squad at A ttam of glacU 1* *l»te<i to appear io Kokomo Sunday after-! Boon »t th* Kokomo armory: i Seven number* of the Chicago? Shamrock basketball club, which will pl»y the promising H^yces m*Uil« cager» in the first of a ur1«« of big-tim* net game* at the mrtoorr. ar« «ix foot tall or b«tt«r. Running from an even six foot. the squad ranges sharply upward t« big Tony Carp, -who stands «tx f««t »*ven and a half inches tall. Th« Windy City Shamrock ou!-[ fit include* «ar» from a half; dozen colleges and. from big-league j cage club*. In addition, one of lh«> young members of the outfit Is *j Chicago boy who was an all-slate high school player In the Illinois; circuit- ! Tbe -lltUe boy" of the »qaad ls| Art Erick. who stands even »tx| f««t and was an all-Illinois prep] - Thursday, Nov. 21, 1945 KOKOMO (Ind.) TRIBUNE !• Big 9 Championship Hinges on Two Games THini To Battle Northwestern; Bucks vs. Michigan Chicago. Nov. 21.—<»)—Illinois must clear one more final football hurdle—Northwestern—to become the first Western conference participant in the Rose Bowl since 1921 when California shut out Ohio State hile, at Ann Arbor, Coach j spokesmen, sports experts, and lit- actually held back, firmly believing sler, whoje second-place jerally hundreds of fans didn't wait! the Army matter would be straight- Hone and Eric Plahn. the former a star at Marquette and the Utter at Wisconsin and with the O»h-i kosh All-Sum. At r-S" U Johnny Orr of St. P-ltaj college and the Anderson Packers, j Joe Stumpf, a forward, is 6'-5" andj played with the University of Chicago and led the Big Ten In scoring. An Inch taller l« Vlnce MeGowan* of Loyola and th« Chicago Amerl-' can Gran, The giant of th« giants li Carp, who also played for Loyola and at one tim« with th« Chicago Bruins. Th« Sunday game will be preceded by a preliminary between M«d-O-Bloom and Chrysler, beginning at 2 p. m. The featured attraction Is booked for 3:15 o'clock. Delphi Clipped By Rossville New Castle Bows Second Time Indianapolis, Nov. 21—(UP)— Then still Is little pattern In 194647 Indiana high school basketball competition. •lore of the major quintets tipped the lid on their schedule Wednesday night as heavy mid-week action continued, but the resulU generally did nothing more than becloud the Issue. Delphi's Oracles, who vaulted Into th« spotlight last weekend when they trimmed touted Lafayette Jefferson, 34-32, couldn't stand the prosperity and went down Rt Rossville, 38-33. -It was the second THE WILDCATS — Twenty-five Kokomo High school basketball hopefuls form the 1946-47 Wildcat and Kub squads this season, from which Coaches Ralph King and Russell Bratton will pick their two teams. The groups includes: front row (left to right) Bill Wagner, Leonard Herr, Bob Jacobs, Barney Petty, Gene Wagner, Jack Snyder; second row-Phil Braskert, John Plait, Bud Jones, Bill Parker, Kay Eikridge, Tom Craig; third row-John Ellers, Floyd Grant, Bob Marple, Glenn Umbarger, Bob Williams, Gene Coles; back row-Don White, Bill Parrish, Richard Farmer, Bill Lawson, Bob Longshore, Paul Caton and Joe Plott. King Will Use Same Starters at Frankfort Coach Holding String of Six Wins Over 'Dogs "Why break up a winning combination," Coach Ralph King asked Thursday as he said that his Wildcat starters against Wabash also will get the nod for the lineup at Frankfort Friday night. Although the 1946-47 regulars are by no means established at this early date, the coach noted that the Petty, Platt. Wagner, Wagner and Craig combination worked rather well against the Apaches. During the entire first quarter at Wabash he made only one Pair of Med-0-Bloom Cagers Lead Scoring in Y. M. Civic Net League change In playing personnel. That big eleven. Mcd-O-Bloom's two speed mer chants—Maurice Conwell and Norm Hankins—are leading the Y. Civic cage league in scoring afte two sessions of play. Conwell ha scored 27 points and Hanklns 2i but they nre being hard presse by Charley Ridenour of Main Stree Christian nnd Chuck Farrlngton o Dlmltt Packers. Big Milford Patterson, hard driv ing Union Finance guard, pourc 12 points through the nets las week to take over fifth place in th was a substitution midway of the Med-O-Bloom and Main Strec period, sending Jack. Snyder Into Christian, both with two wins an the fray In place of Barney Petty. IVr.ooiml Intercut However, King indicated that no losses, will tangle in the featuri game at 7 o'clock Saturday nigh at the Washington gymnasium fans again can expect to see eight.P" 1 '" game is expected to be a bat nine or ten players in action in his!" 6 ; «« neither team has really been bid for victory In the Kats' first cx i en , ded _ '° * he hmit : T , . i *>-" Telephone - — to J«ff in the regional. 'New Castle's Trojans, boomed as the "team to beat" in prc-season North Central conference ratings, also lost—and for the second time. Greensburg, which held a similar role In the South Central league prior to a 41-37 setback by Martlns- Yilta. turned back the Trojans, 28-17, with an 11-polnt third quarter. P»ru. one of the Central confcr- •nc* title favorites, trckcd to Mon- tlcello and dropped a 44-41 decision to-the unheralded Indians, 44-41. The loss dropped Peru from the CIC lead and moved Monttcello to the front Jefferson ville's victory the season. Coach King has a -personal Inter- Bell Telephone and Union Fi nance are tied for third with one est In this Frankfort-Kokomo feud; and he's making plans to keep alive a neat victory string which he has established over the vaunted Hot Dogs. This Is King's fifth season as head of the Wildcats and only twice have the Clinton county lads forced him to bow. Those Red Devils and Crawfordsvllle's Athenians maintained their perfect record pace, however. The Imps,-boomed a» the 3413,. squeeze a south'* best, romped over Silver'January in the humiliations came the first two season King was head man. Apparently, he's not forgotten those losses, for in six straigbt games since then his Wildcats have grabbed victories. Some have been by big scores but others have been close shaves. None have been narow than the at Frankfort second of last! two Creek, 42-31. whllo Crawfordsville samcs on the '45-46 schedule. • i, ... n . _ . "ITn nnil nnivn ' had an easy ton, 38-25. time with Blooming legion Team To Meet Members of the Kokomo American Legion basketball team will hold a squad meeting at the Legion home Saturday o'clock. afternoon at 1 Cit 6ariftt 14i20, Ml* itlti linbtr. SOUTH SIDE LUMIER CO. SPECIAL HNCOt POWER LAWN MOWERS 20" cut, Vi H. P. gasoline 2: $134.50 SHOK IMP. CO. "Up and Down" Conch King has found his capers "up and down" this week and Wednesday afternoon sent the boys home early. Friday's affair at Howard hall will be a twin act with the Kat Kuhs tangling with the Hot Pups at 7 o'clock and the Wildcats meet- Ing the host varsity at about 8:15 o'clock. ' Another sell-out crowd appears certain at Frankfort. The entire block of nearly TOO- tickets sent here early this week have been gobbled up by students and adults. Student tickets were placed on sale at the school and adult ducats were sold Wednesday at Hook's drug store. Sports Mirror (By The Associated Prea») TODAY A YEAR AGO—Army gat 81 of S3 finrt-plnce votes in A. P. football roll to remnin-at top of nation'• elevens; Navy. Alabama ranked second and third, re*pecti\-ely. THREE YEARS AGO— Com- miMioner K. M. Landi> banned William 9. Cox. president of National leacue Phil*, from frame because of gambling. FIVE YEARS AGO—Ken Overh'n. 163Vi. easily outpointed Al Hostak, ten rounds i*t New York. 162. in FREE! To Kiddies jpOIIIQQ By r JUNIOR SIZE TEXACO FIRE CHIEF HAT HURRY KIDS-GET YOURS TODAY! TEXACO CREDIT CARDS HONORED UTT M OHM 'A •** CH4MC 4CCOVNT FOt fOU FIRESTONE STORES Mulberry at Union Phone 6131 Charge Fat Profit On Grid Gambling Question Students At Illinois U. By ROBERT T. LOUGHRAX United Prem Staff Correspondent Chicago, Nov. 21—Members of a gambling; syndicate which got its start in the hey-day of Al Capone are pocketing fat profits from widespread gambling on college football games, a Chicago anti- crime leader has reported. Virgil Peterson, secretary of the Chicago Crime commission charged that betting on football "parlay cards," spreading among college and university students during the current season, was a 'vicious racket" definitely in the hands of the old Capone syndicate. As Peterson's charges were made, the University of Illinois disciplinary committee at Champaign was considering the answers given by three students to questioning on their parts in distributing the cards on the campus. Reprimand A committee member gave an implied admission of the widespread nature of the gambling by asserting that the three students would get by with only a reprimand "because there are so many involved that we can't punish everybody." University authorities declined to disclose the students' names. Authorities here said it was known that students on some campuses act as agents for distributing the cards. They mid thai some could make as high as $100 or $150 a week on their 25 percent of the "take" on the cards. Build Business Some students have built the business to the point where they employ other students as runners, some sources said. Maurice J. Walsh, assistant U. S. district attorney in charge of the criminal division, said he. found ill jui investigaton of "parlay card" gamblng that railroad conductors, students, clerks, newsboys, barbers, and many other person^ in direct contact with the public at all times victory find a defeat, while Dimitt and Pottery are in the cellar with no wins. iThe standings: Main Street Christian Med-O-Bloom Dairy Bell Telephone Union Finance Dimitt Packing Kokomo Pottery W. 2 2 1 1 0 0 Pet. 1.000 1.000 .500 .500 .000 .000 2S-0. "WeVe got a football game Saturday and that's all I want to think about,* said Illini Coach Ray Eliot. Meanw Fritz Cri: Michigan team could got to t! coast classic if the Wolverines d feat Ohio State Saturday and th Wildcats upset Illinois, echoe. Eliot's sentiments. "We have a foo ball game on our hands Saturday was Crisler's comment regardin the Rose Bowl game between th champions of the Western and Pi clfic Coast conferences. While the title-bearing contest will be fought at Evanston an Columbus this weekend, other con ference grid contests will mate Minnesota at Wisconsin and In diana at Purdue. Thumb Broken Illinois' hopes of a victory ove a battered Northwestern team ros Wednesday with announcemen that guard Alex Agase, who too part in several staunch goal lln stands as the Illini defeated Ohi State last Saturday, will pla against the Wildcats with a broke thumb in a cast X-ray examina tlon disclosed the fracture. At Evanston, the Wildcats worke out on a fog-covered field whlc finally forced groundkeepers turn on the stadium lights. Coac Lynn Waldorf concentrated his e: forts on rebuilding his Una whlc was riddled by injuries in th Notre Dame game. Saturday's Illinois-Northwestern clash will be the 40th game In series covering a period of 54 years. Illinois- has won 19 games, th Wildcats 17. Three games ended i: ties. Around other Big Nine camps: Ohio State—The Buckeyes pu Pacific Coast Grid Followers Take Dim View of New Rose Bowl Pact By BOB MTEBS Bowl Los Angeles, Nov. 21.—(*)—Pacific Coast conference officials here privately have expressed disappointment over the Rose Bowl decision, but the public at large was not so discreet. Interested observers. . born January 1, 1916, died November 20, 1946." An almost unanimous broadside of criticism—again, mainly at the Army phase of the decision—was delivered by the Southern California press. One veteran writer alun ?. ni jrefused to believe the news and The loop's leading scorers: FG. FT. TP. Conwell. Med-O-Bloom 10 7 Hnnkinn. MeJ-O-Bloom S 7 Ridenour. Mnin St. Chritn. 10 2 Fnrrington. Dimitt 7 r> 19 Milltr, Main St. Christian S 2 IS Patterson. Un. St. Friends 7 4 li Jonen. Bell Telephone 6 .1 1.1 xmnflhore, Med-O-Bloom... .1 .S 1.1 Gnllowny, Main St. Christ'n 6 2 14 Konk, Mnin' St. Christina.. 6 1 ]3 P. Morris, Un. St. Friends S 3 13 Johnny Wilson Makes Debut Anderson College Meets Tri-State Indianapolis, Nov. 21.—(UPJ— "Jumping Johnny" Wilson, greatest scorer in Indiana high school basketball tournament history, makes his collegiate debut Thursday night when Anderson college meets Tri-State of Angola at Anderson. Wilson, the lithe-limbed Negro ip-in artist who sparked Anderson High school to the 1945-46 state title, s slated to start at forward for Coach Pop Hedden's Ravens. It will be the season opener for )oth Tri-State, a wartime basketball casualty, and Anderson. Wilson, an all-state performer 'or three seasons at Anderson Sigh, scored 30 points as Anderson beat Fort Wayne Central, 67-53, in he title game, and finished with 87 points for the final four games of the tourney. The previous four- tame record was 69—set by Leroy Mangin of Washington. Two games are on tap for Frilay, Huntington opening at Fort Wayne Concordia and Oakland City returning to the cage sport after a wartime intermission by playing host to Fort Harrison. On Saturday, Tri-State is at Taylor, Anderon at Wabash college, while Val- laraiso, no longer the "world's tall- st baakeabll team," opens a. 32- rame schedule by taking on first ndiana Central and then Hunting- on in a doubleheader. acted as agents. Peterson expressed fear at the growth of gambling on college score results, saying it carried a threat of ultimate peril to the amateur, collegiate sport. Easily Concealed John Prendergast, commissioner of police in Chicago, said his officers were doing what they can to stamp out the "racket," but pointed, out -that the plant and equipment of the "parlay card" dealer* Is easily concealed, and that driven from one district of the city, they can go to another. The current drive against "parlay card" gambling at the University of Illinois began last week after Gene Shalif, Morristown, N. J., sports columnist for the student newspaper, 'Daily Illini, said he knew "about 15 card hustlers on the campus." He said. all but one got their cards from a Chicago syndicate and were allowed to keep 20 percent of receipts. Expect No Action Immediaiely On Tourney Proposal No immediate action on a proposal to shift the- "Kokomo" sectional basketball tourney to Marion next spring is expected for several weeks. However, it is possible that some notice of the petition, signed by representatives of nine of the county's ten schools, may be taken Saturday. L. V. Phillips, commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic association, told the United Press Wednesday, "The board of control may take action on the proposal when it meets Saturday at Lafayette. However, I doubt very much that it will find time to work on tourney matters. We usually wait until December to make such decisions." The Howard county organization of coaches and principals, at a recent meeting, went on record opposing the playing of the "Kokomo" tourney in the national guard armory here and petitioned the I. H. S. A. A. to shift the tourney, as a unit, to the Marion coliseum, which seats approximately 5,000 people, and play on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the sectional tourney week. The proposal was made in the interest of larger financial revenue from the tourney to meet increased operating expenses in the face of limited seating capacity at the armory. on one of the heaviest scrimmage of the year in preparation for thei homecoming game with Michigan . . . Halfback Bob Brugge mlssec drill because of an injured bach and Mike Cannavino worked in his place. Michigan—Coach Crisler Wednesday installed quarterback Don Robinson in the right halfback spot as "insurance" against a possible shortage in that department against Ohio State Saturday Three right-halfbacks who were sidelined by Injuries in last week's game with Wisconsin appear ready to go against the Buckeyes, but Crisler is not taking any chances. ... The three are Chalmer (Bumps) Elliott, Paul White and Ralph Chubb. Deranek Injured Indiana—Right halfback Dick Deranek suf/ered a hand injury Wednesday and physicians plan ned to take X-rays to determine whether the hand is broken. , Halfback Bob Cowan, slowed down earlier in the week by a' sore leg rejoined the squad in its last drill for Purdue. Purdue—Hope that left guard Dick Barwegen would be able to play Saturday was abandoned Wednesday when' the cast was removed from his injured knee. ... Tom Hard, who played 60 minutes against Minnesota, is expected to replace him. . . With veterans Bill Canfield, Bill Barnard and Kenny Smock on the sidelines with injuries, freshmen are expected to carry the main burden. Wisconsin—The Badgers stressed defense as the squad pointed for the season's finale at Madison against Minnesota. Right halfback Don Kindt, who has been laid low with injuries for the past three weeks, paced the varsity as first stringers stopped the attack of a "B" team emulating the Gophers. Minnesota — Dean Widseth, first string left tackle, was hospitalized Wednesday by a severe cold, but he said health service attaches had assured him he would be released in 24 hours. . . . Trainer Lloyd Stein said he had ordered an X-ray to be taken of Larry Silianoffs knee. The Gopher center was placed on the doubtful list for the Wisconsin game. Basketball Scores HIGH SCHOOL ftenaaelaer 29. Mann (Gary) 25. Cambridge City 39. Spiceland 27. Ladoga 33. Roachdale 31. Marshall 38, Bloomingdnle 33. Darlington 48. New Ros» 24. Elwood ai, Nolletiille 10. GreentowB 10, Franxton 20. Alexandria 72, Gaston 32. Middletown 48, Dalevillc 22. Markleville 43. Cadiz 25. Spurgeon 44. Lynnville 26. LooROotee 4;, Elnora 26. Staunton 3«, Glenn 28. Tangier 32. Mecca 21. Hymera 55. Marco 20. Bridgeton 26, RoMdale 24. Mew Lebanon 35. Fairbanks 34. Crawfordivillc 38. Bloominirton 25. Sacred Heart (Indianapolis) 34, Comfort 23. Greensburg 28. New Castle 17. Fishers 32. Eden 31. Paoli 35, Mitchell 29. Lima Twp. (LaGrange county) Rom* City 18. Dale 28. Rockport 26. Haubstadt 37. Fort Branch 35. Mlllersbure 36. Selvin 28. Ireland 40, Alfordsville 27. Avon 37. Mooreiville 30. Monticello 44, Peru 41. Reynolds 23. Bumettaville IS. ReuriUe J9, Delpki 31. SoUberry 34. Odon 20. Waldon 44. Hope 33. WMfall SI. SkttMn H. to be asked for an opinion on the e ned out. The consensus in Southern California was: An agreement might be all right, but after all these years of official and unofficial dickering between the two, it could have been dated a year later, leaving the way to complete disgust. Statements of disappointment over Army's out-in- the-cold position came from presidents of both U. C. L. A. and Trojan Alumni associations, and the: U. C. L. A. newspaper, Daily- Bruin, declared: open for Army to play in the Pasa "i t destroys the prestige of the: dena game next New Tear's Day There was a healthy minorit who didn't like the agreement i any form. They opposed the closed door policy against other team principally from the South an Southwest which have provided th Bowl history with many a colorf chapter, win or lose. Particularly painful was the sug gestion as reported from the Eas that the conference was afraid t meet the great Army outfit Tha one hurt, for it was U. C. L. A. an Southern California, who meet Sal urday for the right to represen the Far West in the Rose Bow which led the losing battle a Berkeley to bring the Cadets the Bowl. Outvoted In their own confer ence, two to six, with two member absent, both U. C. L. A. and South ern Cal favored Army even befor :he hurry-up session was called a Berkeley. There were other phases In th agreement that many could not un derstand, especially the one wbic seemingly gives the Big Nine au hority to designate, if not name .he eastern opponent for the las two years of the five-year contract No one, it appeared, double, that the Big Nine, year in an rear out, offers tremendous foot >all. But—this year there was rue champion Army team tba might come out. One football writer headed hi: column as an obituary, leading of vith, "In memoriam . . . the Rose CHURCH LEAGUE (Y. M. C. A.) LIGHTWEIGHT St. Andrew'. «9) hiaholm Kr.iner iddle Jhlir orick Totalt r» 100 001 000 101 000 000 292 Sumpi Platt Rnyls McGuire Good Beeman Ballnntine Totals 00 00 OO 00 00 00 3 0 t 20 « 0 Score at half: St. Andrew's 18, Congo 0, MIDDLEWEIGHT onn (99) ICalwr (21) Fr.F».Pf.! now inn .Smith ardwell mith Totals 16 7 6 Rouch Duncan Webb Hnrrit Gills Stavropuloa Wilson Bergman Totals Fl.Ft.Pf. 000 0 1 0 5 10 2 15 Score at half: Congo 1$, Calvary 5. ran (12) Isea ell rye arrish ony ood ardwell roves ussell eislinz Totals LIGHTWEIGHT Calvarr (9) F«.Ft.P(. 300 000 00 00 0 0 1 1 Sanders D.Smith Tansey Webb Patina-ale R.Smith Spencer Totals Ft-.Ft.Pf. 100 30 1 002 001 000 1 00 Score at half: Grace ZO, Calvary 4. >on Gevirte Ploys With Junior Varsity Don Gevirtz, hard-hitting ace with he 1945-46 Kokomo Wildcat bas- etball team who played a stellar ole in the key game at Loganaport set spring when the Kats salted way their aecond straight North entral cpnference championship, playing thto season with the Uni- ;rsity of Southern California jun r varsity. A freshman tnte Mason, lie ie at- nding school in California, where e now lives, on an athletic schol- rship. It M7St*M.0vtbfJ.rrnr wfcM Mvinf—I!M whra Mr- •viif ••••?. Rose Bowl and makes this game just another intersectional contest" W/VT town One way, sure, but you'll decide It's quicker with the CLASSIFIED! • Your starch is ended if you turn first to the Classified Section (Yellow Pages) of your Telephone Directory. It's the quick way to track down almost any product or service yon need for home, office or factory; faulty Brakes Cause Many Bad Accidents BrakeReline SPECIAL This Week! $1195 Ford Chevrolet Plymouth Brick Olds Pontiac If 13 Pro Net Results (By Th« Anoeiated Presi) WcAmdar Nitafi Scorn ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA New York 72, Chicago 69. Pittsburgh 54. Detroit 53. Washington 54. St. Louis SI. EXHIBITION Toledo 55, St. Louii Blues SI. Ctnttary Mfints, Himlwk Blan- Blankets, kits. TOM KNIPE FLORIST. 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